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Christopher Donoghue

Associate Professor, Sociology

Dickson Hall 312
B.A., Seton Hall University
M.A., Montclair State University
Ph.D., Fordham University
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Christopher Donoghue is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department. He also coordinates the Master of Arts in Social Research and Analysis and the Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Management.

Dr. Donoghue earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Fordham University. His research interests include adolescent bullying, school climate and ethnic and racial social distance. He also spent several years studying elder care in nursing homes. In addition he is the co-author of the 11th Edition of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research and Data Analysis with Joseph Healey.

His scholarship has appeared in many journals, including Journal of Adolescence, Sociological Forum, The Gerontologist, Research on Aging, The Journal of Adolescence, The Journal of Applied Gerontology, Health Care Management Review, The Social Science Journal, Multicultural Education, Qualitative Research in Education, and The Journal of Health and Social Policy.

Dr. Donoghue has served as an educational consultant for several public and private middle schools and high schools in New Jersey, focusing on school climate, bullying, sexual risk taking and multicultural education. He recently served as Principal Investigator of the School Climate Understanding and Building Aspirations Survey (The SCUBA), a two-year project to assess the quality of school climate, and the levels of peer aggression and bullying in New Jersey schools. In this capacity, he has conducted public forums for parents, workshops for teachers, and presentations for school administrators. He also recently served as the Program Evaluator for a New Jersey Personal Responsibility Education Program (NJPREP) grant that enables the administration of the "Reducing The Risk" program to high school students in Jersey City and Newark. This program is intended to reduce teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Selected Publications:

Healey, Joseph and Christopher Donoghue (2020). Statistics: A Tool For Social Research, 12th
Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Donoghue, Christopher (Ed). (in progress) Power and Aggression Among Adolescents: Toward a Sociology of Bullying.

Donoghue, Christopher & Lisa Meltzer. (2018) “Sleep it off: bullying and sleep disturbances in adolescents.” Journal of Adolescence, 68, 87-93.

Donoghue, Christopher (2017) "Bully Nation: How the American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society by Charles Derber & Yale Magrass." Invited Book Review for Social Forces.

Donoghue, Christopher & Kevin Ha (2017) "Pushed to the Edge by Val Gillies" Book Review for Teachers College Record.

Donoghue, Christopher, Consuelo Bonillas, Jeniffer Moreno, Omara Cardoza and Melissa Cheung. (2017) "Young people's perceptions of advice about sexual risk taking." Sex Education, 17, 1, 73-85.

Raia-Hawrylak, Alicia and Christopher Donoghue. (2016) "Assessing the Impact of Emerging Anti-bullying Legislation on Children and Youth." Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, 20, 167-184.

Donoghue, Christopher and Alicia Raia-Hawrylak. (2016) "Moving Beyond the Emphasis on Bullying: A Generalized Approach to Peer Aggression in High School." Children and Schools, 38, 1, 30-39.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2015) "Virtual Instructor-Student Interaction: A New Method for Stimulating Class Participation in an Asynchronous Learning Network." Journal of Emerging Learning Design. 2, 1-6.

Donoghue, Christopher, Dina Rosen, Angela Almeida, and David Brandwein. (2015) "When is Peer Aggression 'Bullying?' An Analysis of Elementary and Middle School Student Discourse on Bullying at School." Qualitative Research in Education, 4, 1, 26-44.

Donoghue, Christopher, Angela Almeida, David Brandwein, Gabriela Rocha, and Ian Callahan. (2014) "Coping With Verbal and Social Bullying in Middle School." International Journal of Emotional Education, 6, 2, 40-53.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2014). The Acquisition of Ethnic Prejudice Among Young
Children. In Diditi Mitra and Joyce Weil (Eds.), Race and the Lifecourse: Readings from the Intersection of Ethnicity and Age. Palgrave MacMillan Publishers.

Parrillo, Vincent and Christopher Donoghue. (2013) "The National Social Distance Survey: Ten Years Later." Sociological Forum, 28, 13, 597-614.

Donoghue, Christopher and David Brandwein. (2012) “Improving Cultural Competence by Teaching Multicultural Education" The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 8, 2, 1-19.

Brandwein, David and Christopher Donoghue. (2011) "A Multicultural Grassroots Effort to Reduce Ethnic & Racial Social Distance among Middle School Students." Multicultural Education, 19, 38-43.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2010). “Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Retention: An Analysis of National Level Data.” Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29, 89-106.

Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2009). “Leadership Styles of Nursing Home Administrators and Their Association with Staff Turnover.” The Gerontologist, 49, 166-174.

Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2007). “Organizational and Environmental Effects on Voluntary and Involuntary Turnover.” Health Care Management Review, 32, 4, 360-369.

Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2006). “Voluntary and Involuntary Nursing Home Staff Turnover.” Research on Aging, 28, 454-472.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2006). “The Percentage of Beds Designated for Medicaid in American Nursing Homes and Nurse Staffing Ratios.” The Journal of Health and Social Policy, 22, 1, 19-28.

Parrillo, Vincent and Christopher Donoghue. (2005). “Updating the Bogardus Social Distance Studies: A New National Survey.” The Social Science Journal, 42, 2, 257-271.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2003). “Challenging the Authority of the Medical Definition of Disability: An Analysis of the Resistance to the Social Constructionist Paradigm.” Disability and Society, 18, 199-208.


Peer Aggression and Bullying, Racial and Ethnic Prejudice, Sexual Education, Sociology of Education